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Dr. Michael Schneider :: San Francisco Chiropractor

My own chiropractic experience inspired me to become a chiropractor

While working with a chiropractor doing neuromuscular therapeutic massage, I was constantly amazed at how people felt after their treatments and adjustments with the chiropractor. I watched people come in the office in great pain and then they would leave feeling relieved, less stressed and mostly out of their pain. I realized that I wanted to expand my ability to help people and to treat them in this same way. I was already treating clients in my private massage and deep tissue Bodywork practice. I believed in natural healing and having my clients take responsibility for their own well being. Having clients get relief without drugs or surgery was already a reality. In addition, I had a sports injury. I remember throwing my head into (spearing) our pitcher playing softball while trying to pick up a slow grounder to second base. I couldn’t move my head the next day. I had a migraine , was dizzy, throwing-up, and could hardly get myself to the chiropractor. I was treated by a chiropractor for these symptoms and after three or four treatments, I was out of pain and back to what I thought was normal health. This experience really inspired me to become a chiropractor.

Education

I received my B.S. degree in Kinesiology from Cal State University at Hayward with the intention of working in the healthcare field specializing in sports injury. After graduating from college, I went on to get certified in neuromuscular massage and deep tissue body work. I worked as a massage therapist for seven years with chiropractors, as well as maintaining my own clientele. My experience working with chiropractors inspired me to become a chiropractor in order to further help people improve their health and well being. I could see myself helping more people and animals get well. I went to Life West Chiropractic School in Hayward and received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1991.

Practice Philosophy

Initially, I’m trying to get people out of discomfort or pain. Second, I encourage them to take responsibility for their own health; that my adjustment, or any other modality, is not “doing it” to them. I believe that we heal ourselves from the “inside/out.” I tell my patients that they have a choice of receiving a “patch job,” or a life changing experience through wellness care, exercise, nutrition and a maintenance program of Chiropractic. I’m here to serve my patients. I try to give them what they want and at the same time coaching them to add healthier practices to their life (Stress relief, nutritional counseling, exercising and stretching.)

A Little About Me

I am married with a 16 year old son and two step-sons, 31 and 28. My wife and I got married when the older boys were seven and four. We knew each other from our past and met again, pool side, at a golf course where I was an active member. The boys have kept me active with their basketball, baseball and golf. My hobbies now are filming Matt’s’ games, taking my dog Stella for walks around the parks of San Francisco and to the beach. I’m looking forward taking up golf again, after having a low back problem. My newest passion’s that keep me in the moment: are studying Standard Process Nutritional Products and their biochemical relationship to us and our pets; meditation and stress release; and studying the brain’s ability to expand its memory.

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